Customer Reviews for Natural First Cut Premium Bamboo Stakes, Bundle
Beware the dimension
What a rip off. I ordered the 1 inch by six foot bamboo stakes. They are only 1/2" on the small end. From the description I expected the average diameter was 1 inch with natural variation as one would expect. I'm very dissatisfied but will be stuck with ~$30 of shipping cost if I return them. Beware!
Last week I received an email from A.M. Leonard offering free shipping for 4 hours. I decided to take advantage of the offer and ordered a bundle of bamboo (100x1"x6') that I needed for garden stakes and trellises. I placed the order at 1 PM on Friday, and the bundle was sitting on my front porch at 10 AM Saturday morning! That has to be some kind of record! Less than 24 hours...delivered on a Saturday...for FREE!! I still can't believe it! And this wasn't some 1 or 2 pound package...it was nearly 60 pounds!
And the bamboo is beautiful...all very straight and without blemishes...absolutely perfect for my needs. I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
Great product in hard-to-find sizes
We bought a bundle of 8-ft stakes 15 years ago, and actually still have some -- three gardens later. We use them for plant teepees, and store them in the garage over the winter. It's amazing how well they've held up. I have never found such long, big-diameter poles at any garden center in Connecticut, and I've looked.
These are sturdy natural stakes that can be used for multiple applications. We like use these natural stakes as plant supports and tall flagging poles in vegetative sites in both landscape and restoration sites.
Excellent product, very satisfied
I wanted to try something different and was putting out nearly 200 plants (tomatoes and peppers).
They arrived in good condition.
Out of the 250, one was broken and three or four had a beautiful curve. :-) However, this isn't too bad considering they are a natural product and subject to variations in growth. Anyway, the curved work fine for plants.
I really like these and would definitely recommend them. Note though, be sure to get the right diameter for your application. I had 1/2" x 5' and they are just about right for smaller tomatoes.
Mine have grown to be over 6' long with multiple branches. I had to add poles around each plant. The 5/8 or 3/4 would have been better (live and learn).
A final note. We had a severe storm with 70+ mph winds. The stakes and plants held up very well. This speaks to the flexibility of the stakes.
Terrible product; non-existent customer service
I bought the 1"x 8' poles. They arrived wrapped with one single string all beat up. Within a week they developed huge 2" cracks the whole length of the poles - rendering them entirely useless for my purpose.
I emailed this company TWICE and never received a response. For the money I paid for them I am beyond disappointed. It took a great effort on my part to be able to afford them - and to have this company be absolutely indifferent certainly doesn't help matters.
A.M. Leonard: We have contacted the customer and are working to resolve the problem.
high quality bamboo
AML has the best outstanding 1st cut quality bamboo we have found. The cell walls and tubular thickness indicate these cuts come from a very well maintained supply with a tremendous availability of water for consistent growth, with no growth spurts and stops as you find with many higher priced suppliers. I can't grow it this good myself cost wise.
The natural bamboo stakes
I have just received and installed the bamboo stakes, of which I have purchased in the past. They are as
always easy to install. I would recommend using them always since I have had good experiences with these natural bamboo stakes, as I have fenced out the deer which are always in this area, wanting to feast on the plants in my gardens..
Good product Wrong job.
I tried to use the bamboo as snow stakes but they would break off if you struck them with a plow. Wrong application on my part.
#1 I love the fact that it only took 5 days to get the stake to our nursery in N. Calif.... #2 when we use these stakes they don't break or bend, they are the strongest and most uniform stakes we have ever used... #3 you can't beat the price!!! ...last year we bought the 5'stakes and the 8' stakes, and the quality was the same.
Thank you !! keep up the good work!!
We really like them because they are strong, natural, long lasting,and very versatile. The price was very good, too!
Natural Bamboo Stakes
I have purchased and installed the bamboo stakes along
the perimeter of my property, to keep deer out. I like
to garden and plant various trees, flowers, and shrubs
and find that the only way to be successful is to fence
the deer out. These bamboo stakes have been easy to
install and stand up very well.. I would not hesitate
to recommend your natural bamboo stakes..
Bamboo sturdy reasonably priced
These stakes at 8 feet ship ups which is great and are really useful for anyone staking things in a vegetable garden. They are especially great for staking tomatoes. I may even use them to make fencing.
AM Leonard natural bamboo stakes
Have purchased these stakes in lengths from 3-7' and diameters from 3/8" to 5/8". Use them where I need a rigid, inexpensive, weather-durable, light-weight, biodegradable solution that is earthtone/natural in color. Especially practical for staking container trees and holding up plastic deer fencing. Insert them in the soil several inches, and have some that are still standing strong (having resisted rotting and deterioration) after 4 years.
The stakes are used in the forest to support planted native pine trees. They withstand the elements including deer and wind. They are strong and priced right for the job. We use 100's of the 1" and the 5/8" stakes each year.
These are better than expected. Very useful. Made bean supports and use for plant supports.
Just what I needed to help hold potted plant. Strong
Excellent stakes: sturdy, long-lasting, sustainable and multi-use.
Over the past two years I've ordered 150 of 1"x10' bamboo stakes, and they have been indispensable on our farm. We've primarily used them for staking tomatoes (using the "Florida Weave" system) but they are also handy for staking flowers, anchoring mesh trellises, and extending fencing above our wooden fence rails. I chose these over other types of stakes because bamboo is a sustainably-grown (fast-growing, renewable) natural product that is extremely tough and long-lasting. They have held up very well and I expect to get many years of use from them (I store them in the shed for the winter). Also, AM Leonard's price on bulk bamboo stakes is the best I found in all my research!
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